1997 Toyota Avalon

midsize car / 4-door sedan

1997 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan
1996 Toyota Avalon shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1995-97 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Toyota Avalon XL 4-door

The Toyota Avalon was introduced in the 1995 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

There was moderate occupant compartment deformation in the offset test.

Buckling of the left roof rail caused it to separate from the roof between the car's A-pillar and middle of the rear door.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF95031
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 17
Left (cm) 26
Center (cm) 26
Right (cm) 23
Brake pedal (cm) 22
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 11
Right (cm) 9
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) 8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF95031
HIC-15 274
Peak gs at hard contact 16
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Femur force - left (kN) 2.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 13
Maximum tibia index - left 1.87
Maximum tibia index - right 0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 61

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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